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What Do Our Children Tell Us? – Message From the CEO

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What Do Our Children Tell Us? – Message From the CEO

Two weeks ago, my message in this space asked the question: “What Do We Tell Our Children?” I got it wrong. I wrote that column less than twenty hours after the tragic shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. As a parent, I had immediately thought about the difficulty in explaining another […]

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What Do We Tell Our Children? – Message From the CEO

Once again, we are faced by the news of a school shooting. This time there are 17 dead, 14 injured, and hundreds more who experienced the horror of an active shooter in their school building. Families are grieving, a community is in shock, and our children are traumatized. How will we respond? Of course, the […]

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Legacy – Message From the CEO

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandparents. Three of them were immigrants to this country and one was the child of recent immigrants. One grandmother came to the U.S. accompanied only by her 8 and 11 year old brothers, after their father had come ahead to earn enough for each of his ten […]

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Dream Forward – Message From the CEO

Like many people of my generation, I grew up in a mostly racially segregated society. Despite my public school years being a decade and more after “Brown v. Board of Education,” I attended 100% or nearly 100% white schools. I watched black children who lived within a mile of my house get on buses to […]

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Words Do Matter – Message From the CEO

The past year has been challenging for the human service sector, culminating in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by the President on December 22. The new tax provisions promise to significantly alter the way nonprofits raise the funds they require to serve their constituencies and continue to strengthen our communities and, […]

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